EVERYTHING IN ONE SPACE
912 W Kings Highway Haddon Heights, NJ
WHO WE ARE
There is nothing quite like Laughing Hearts out there in the world. A business born from the heart space, Laughing Hearts is as its name implies - a fun and welcoming atmosphere for all. We offer a unique space and community like no other for those looking for all movement practices with spirit. A community and vibe that is rich with love, acceptance, positivity, and soul. All are valued and welcomed as soon as they enter. If you are seeking a place to learn and grow in mind, body, and spirit, you have found home. We will welcome you with open arms.
Thursday & Saturday
Do you dream of a full and strong backside?!? Look no further than a class developed specifically for training the largest and most powerful muscle in your body: the glutes! Not only can training the glutes give you an aesthetically pleasing physique, it also has a long list of physical benefits that can truly change the way you move and help to alleviate pain. Strong glutes equal less chance of injury, a decrease in lower back pain, and better performance in sport or in the gym.
This class will address training the glutes as the primary target but because glute training isn't specific to just the glutes, you will also gain training in other major areas of the body. Other joint and body part specific movements will be incorporated into class giving you a well rounded training session.
Glute magic is all levels. Everyone is invited! You can jump into class at any time. Each participant will get a quick assessment to discover any imbalances joint by joint in order to prevent injury. Glute magic is one hour. It starts with a mobility warm up, then splits into small groups working on a glute specific exercises set for set. Each week will we change up the variables, meaning we will change our load, reps, tempo, etc. in order to see growth and change. Every four weeks new exercises will be introduced to keep your training moving forward. All exercises are supervised and assistance will be given at all times.
STEEL MACE FLOW - Level 1 - Beginner
Steel Mace Flow Originated by Leo Savage is a movement practice focusing on moving the body through space in a creative way. The offset weight of the mace makes for a unique modality to build functional strength and mobility.
Cheryl will lead you in a group steel mace flow class teaching you the fundamentals of flow and how to move joint by joint with mace in hands. Steel Mace movement will be broken down and explained each class, and your ability to understand how to move with the mace will increase and build each week.
Cheryl Natush is a certfied Steel Mace Flow Level 1 coach with honors.
Tuesday and Saturday
Buti is a unique and powerful movement practice like no other. Buti has been referred to as the ‘soulmate workout’ because it is everything your body and mind needs wrapped up in a one hour class. The word Buti at its core is an Indian Marathi word which translated means, the cure to something hidden or kept secret. During our practice we shake things up and release stuck energy in order to go deeper within ourselves to find this cure from within. Buti is a deep practice in self love, self respect, feeling your personal power, harnessing your inner warrior, and awakening the Kundalini energy present within us all.
Buti can unite you to your center while challenging you mentally and physically. This practice encourages you to take a good hard look inside and truly pull out everything you have within you to face the challenge, to find a way to climb your personal mountain, and to tap back into your own power to make this translate to your life off the mat. In practice we dance, we pound our feet and hands to connect back to the earth and ground, we move in primal ways to remember at the core of us we are still a part of the natural world, we do strength & conditioning movements, we spiral our hips, and we move through dynamic yoga asana. Our Buti practice is a journey; a journey of self discovery and of taking the reins back on your own life. It is for everyone, every body type, every human being.
Classes are 60-75 min long and are for all levels. Please bring plenty of water and a towel to class, we sweat a lot. Modifications and a discussion of honoring your body in the moment are always available.
Every Thursday evening learn the ancient and beautiful art of Belly Dance with Jewelissa. She's a wonderful guide in this incredibly feminine practice and breaks each move down in a very doable and understandable way for all bodies and levels of fitness. Belly dance is truly relaxing yet energizing to the soul at the same time. Feel empowered, beautiful in your skin, and learn this incredible art form with an incredible teacher.
Jewelissa has been a performer for over 15 years, exploring various expressions such as dance, music, and theatre. Creativity has always been a spiral path of self-discovery and empowerment in her life, and she loves to share art that unifies community and encourages self-expression. Belly dance called to her five years ago as a synchronicity to find community and explore expression in movement. She learned under her current mentor, Yareli Urbina where she has performed with Dead Flowers Circus, belly dance troupe Las Serpientas, and created her own fire fusion troupe The WildFyres. Belly dance has helped her connect back to her body and soul after years of feeling disconnected due to trauma. She explores belly dance as a ritual for embodiment, community, and honoring roots. For her, flow is not only a state of mind, but a state of living your life everyday - this has become the major lesson from finding belly dance. She looks forward to teaching an all-levels intro to fusion belly dance class that will help students enhance their soul-body connection, while learning about the historical roots of belly dance.
Monday & Wednesday
Vinyasa is a yoga movement practice that links continuous movement and breath to achieve a state of flow and meditation. Vinyasa yoga includes sun salutations and flow in order to transition from one posture to the next in a meditative state. The body moves in concert with each inhalation and each exhalation bringing the student to a state of mediation and centered awareness. Vinyasa flow is as it suggests; a beautiful dance of postures with creative transitioning and movement. All of our Vinyasa classes are all levels at Laughing Hearts. No matter what stage of your yoga practice you are in, our amazing Vinyasa teachers can accommodate you with modifications to change a pose or with options that challenge the mind and body for more seasoned yogis. No matter where you are on your journey, you belong here. Our teachers will welcome you with open arms and you will be a part of the community.
FRIDAY NIGHT EVENTS
Every Friday night of the month is reserved for a unique and creative special event. The events range from dance workshops, sound healing meditations with the crystal bowls, breath work, spiritual practices, astrology yoga events, Buti Yoga events, parties, the list goes on and on. We pride ourselves in not only offering a very wide variety of events for everyone to enjoy, we pride ourselves on our sheer creativity and authenticity to deliver you with the best and most colorful events that aren't found anywhere else. There is something for everyone here at Laughing Hearts! Check the schedule for this month's events and be sure to check out our social media for all the details.
Once a month on a Friday afternoon, we host a very fun kids movement class catering to the littles who need to move and exercise too! Classes are suitable for ages 6 and up. The kids exercise through obstacle course, dance, and yoga. Each month we feature a new fun skill for the kids to learn like hula hooping, jump rope, stilt racing, and so much more. Each class will leave your little one feeling amazing and help build their body awareness and self confidence. Kids Movement will become a weekly class in the autumn, and we will have a special summer series in August- stay tuned!